Cooking up a storm

Sue Wynne cookimng up something tasty in her kitchen.
Sue Wynne cookimng up something tasty in her kitchen.

A grandmother has beaten off stiff competition in a nationwide contest.

Sue Wynne, from Glasson Dock, Lancaster, impressed celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli and the other judges from Flora Cuisine with her banana fudge cake recipe because of its ‘originality, ease of preparation, taste and appearance’.

Married grandmother-of-10 Sue said: “The cake recipe is one that I cook for my grandchildren when they come to stay. I have loved baking from being a very small child and have taught all my children and grandchildren to bake from an early age. One of my grandsons is rather picky and doesn’t eat fruit and so we often make banana cakes together in order to get some fruit into his diet.”

Hundreds of recipes from mums and dads up and down the country were submitted to the competition’s Facebook pages which were then whittled down to 30 winning recipes to appear in the ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ recipe book.

And Sue’s cake looks set to become a family favourite with more than just her own grandchildren. The former catering teacher said: “The cake is always really popular and never lasts longer than a few hours. I was out with my granddaughter when I got the phone call to say I’d been chosen, I’d sent in a few recipes so I couldn’t really remember which one it was.”

Judge French celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, said: “It was a privilege to judge this nationwide competition, and see first hand just how much cooking talent and skill there is. Sue’s Banana Fudge Cake was utterly delicious.”